as you know i've been a busy bee... and while i'm working on some secret test knitting (top secret!) as well as some sample knitting... i have decided to join a KAL! this one is the "pour moi" knit along. hosted by evelyn... she's projectstashEL on ravelry... and her blog is here.
i love the idea behind this kal. basically it's just an opportunity to do some selfish knitting. something that i have to remind myself to do, as the majority of my knitting is usually not for me :)
anyways, i'm loving it! the project i've chosen is pendulum. by amy miller. if you've been following this blog for a little while, you'll know that this shawl has been in my queue and on my brain for quite some time now! also, i happen to be in love with a lot of amy miller's designs... and this is the first one i'm tackling! back in january, the little fam went to calgary, alberta to visit our new nephew... and while there, i may have gone yarn shopping and had a lovely tea date ;) i scored the yarn for the pendulum then. and knew it would become this shawl almost immediately.
so far i'm loving this yarn and pattern pairing very much. of course, when i went to vogue knitting live (i promise to tell you more of my goods this week!) i also picked up my very first pair of signature knitting needles. and let me tell you, i'm in love!
yes. this project has happy written all over it! and it has a little special meaning to me too. the yarns really do remind me of the beautiful west coast that i'm so lucky to live in. i love it so much. !!!
do you want to join in on the KAL? there's plenty of time! the cast on date was april 7th, but it runs all the way to june 7th. just head on over to the projectstash ravelry group and post your progress pics! chat along, and be inspired to cast on something more!! with every knit along, my queue grows more and more, and this knit along is no exception. haha. there are such lovely projects being knit :)
but so far, i'm in love with this one the most.... just as it should be ;)
i'm learning that i'm becoming a shawl knitter! what about you? are you a shawl knitter? have you joined in on any knit alongs? stay tuned, because i'll be chatting about another knit along in the near future! xo